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Iowa's courts include District Courts, the Court of Appeals, and the Iowa Supreme Court. Iowa's 99 counties are divided into 8 districts, each having a District Court that handles the majority of cases, including small claims, juvenile, mental health, violation of city/county ordinance, criminal, probate, domestic relations, and general civil cases. If you appeal a District Court decision in Iowa, it will be reviewed by the Iowa Court of Appeals. The Iowa Supreme Court is the state's highest court and hears appellate court appeals.

If you're seeking information regarding Iowa court records, you can visit www.iowacourtsonline.org, Iowa's online docket record search website. This website provides information including case titles, a list of filings, and child support and fine payments, as well as a copy of the court docket. Additional information, including case schedules, exhibit lists, bonds, and lien indexes is available for an additional $25 monthly charge. Copies of Iowa court documents aren't found on this website. If you're seeking copies of Iowa state court records, you'll need to contact the clerk of court office for the county in which the records are held.
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24, Apr 2014 - Madison, IA Opening of new state prison in Fort Madison delayed
Inmates will remain in the 175-year-old state prison in Fort Madison for what could be several months because the heating and cooling system isn’t working properly in the new $132 million prison. The 566 inmates were set to move into the new facility at the beginning of summer but following an internal inspection and testing of the geothermal system, Iowa Department of Corrections officials ...
24, Apr 2014 - Des Moines, IA Iowa high court hears key voting rights case - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Supreme Court is wading into the difficult issue of determining whether someone convicted of an aggravated misdemeanor should be disqualified from voting and holding office in Iowa.
24, Apr 2014 - Wright, IA Child Porn Suspect sentenced in Sioux City
An Iowa man twice convicted of child sex offenses have been given 18 years in prison for possessing child pornography.
24, Apr 2014 - Crawford, IA Kansas man gets federal prison term for stolen calculators
A Kansas man has been sentenced in Iowa to more than two years in federal prison for stealing hundreds of scientific calculators and shipping them to New York City to fence.
24, Apr 2014 - Yankton, SD man ordered to have competency analysis before murder trial begins
A man accused of killing his uncle and then leading police on a high speed chase through South Dakota and Iowa, wants to represent himself at trial.
24, Apr 2014 - Carroll, IA Theft trial for man charged in Wolfe sisters' murders
A western Pennsylvania man accused of having robbed and killed his next-door neighbors, two sisters of Iowa Rep. Mary Wolfe, now also faces trial on charges that he stole another woman's wedding ring a year ago. State police in Greensburg allege that 43-year-old Allen Wade of East Liberty, Pa., stole the ring while delivering a refrigerator to a home in April 2013. Westmoreland County Common ...
24, Apr 2014 - Crawford, IA Imogene, Iowa, trucker gets prison for sexually abusing girl
An Imogene trucker has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.
24, Apr 2014 - Madison, IA Residents React to Fort Madison Prison Delays
Plans to transfer hundreds of inmates from the Iowa State Penitentiary, the oldest operating prison west of the Mississippi River, to a newly built prison are postponed again.
24, Apr 2014 - Wright, IA Iowa sex offender gets 18 years for child porn - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa man twice convicted of child sex offenses have been given 18 years in prison for possessing child pornography.
24, Apr 2014 - Carroll, IA Lawyer won’t be sanctioned in 2003 farmer slaying case
IOWA CITY (AP) — An attorney will not be sanctioned for unwittingly helping a wealthy farmer shield his assets from the estate of a neighboring farmer he killed, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled t…
24, Apr 2014 - Magistrates use Skype to improve efficiency, reduce travel costs
Some Iowa court magistrates in the 6th and 3rd judicial districts have found a way to be more efficient, with just a little innovation, and no cost to the judicial coffers. Magistrate Anders Norgaard had to drive 32 miles from his home in Belle Plaine to the Benton County Courthouse two to three times a week to conduct initial appearances, wearing out a car over the years, and he couldn’t even ...
24, Apr 2014 - Man charged with murder in fatal Iowa stabbing - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A man has been charged in federal court with murder in connection to a fatal stabbing on the Meskwaki Settlement in central Iowa.
24, Apr 2014 - Hearing set on Des Moines Bedbug Lawsuit
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A judge has scheduled a three-day hearing to hear any objections to the proposed $2.45 million settlement of a lawsuit over bedbugs at two downtown Des Moines apartment buildings.
24, Apr 2014 - Man sentenced for $26K in stolen calculators
A Kansas man has been sentenced in Iowa to more than two years in federal prison for stealing hundreds of scientific calculators.
24, Apr 2014 - Des Moines hearing set on bedbug suit settlement - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A judge has scheduled a three-day hearing to hear any objections to the proposed $2.45 million settlement of a lawsuit over bedbugs at two downtown Des Moines apartment buildings.
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